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Work ethic.

Making a positive impact in the world through social initiatives and a full-ride scholarship program for high-achieving students.

hard work.

We award need-based scholarships to students to attend top Kansas universities.


We contribute to philanthropic efforts for children and youth, food and public health, and other causes.

the way.

Get to know the dedicated people behind the Rudd Foundation.


Rewriting futures.
Transforming lives.

The enduring impact of the Rudd Scholarship goes beyond the scholars themselves, as it shapes their future and generations to come.


Legacy of hard work.

Leslie Rudd built the Rudd Foundation to recognize and inspire young Kansans with the Midwestern values he learned growing up in Wichita.

Latest News

NewsScholar Announcements
April 8, 2024

Rudd Foundation Awards 45 Full Ride Scholarships to Exceptional Kansas Students

The Rudd Foundation is proud to announce the selection of its seventh cohort of Rudd Scholars, marking a significant milestone…
August 15, 2023

Rudd Foundation Expands Full Ride Scholarship Program to Kansas State University, Increasing the Impact in the State of Kansas

Rudd Foundation, a Kansas-based nonprofit organization committed to promoting access to quality secondary education, is pleased to announce the expansion…
NewsScholar Stories
April 20, 2023

From My Perspective: Choosing a Nursing Career

For our next Scholar Highlight, we reached out to our senior 2020 Rudd Scholar, Quintin Combes, to share a little…